Alfa Romeo's 33 Stradale draws in the spirit of the 1960s

LONDON: Alfa Romeo’s new 33 Stradale has broken cover with a choice of either V6 petrol or electric setups.

Designed in the spirit of the original 33 Stradale – which raced during the 1960s – the supercar is a rekindling of Alfa’s ‘fuoriserie’ or custom-built range of vehicles.

Just 33 examples of the 33 Stradale will be created, in fact, and all are spoken for already.

The two-seater has been designed by the newly founded Alfa Romeo Bottega group which combines the firm’s designers, engineers and historians to listen to potential buyers before building a car to their specification.

Inside, the cockpit features a minimalist design with a limited number of controls placed on the centre console.

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The steering wheel lacks any buttons whatsoever, too, while some toggles have been located on the roof like an aeroplane’s cockpit. It’s all trimmed in a mixture of aluminium, carbon fibre and leather.

The V6-powered version uses a 2.9-litre engine also adopted by Giulia and Stelvio Quadrifoglio models, capable of taking the 33 Stradale from 0-100kph in under three seconds and onwards to a top speed of 333kph.

Upgraded Brembo carbon-ceramic brakes help to provide a lot of stopping power, too.

Alfa Romeo has yet to confirm many details surrounding the electric version, however, though it has stated that it’ll manage up to 450km from a single charge. It also develops an impressive 739 hp, eclipsing the petrol engine’s output of 641 hp.

"This is the brand’s first 'fuoriserie' (custom-built) car since 1969, and I promise it won’t be the last," said Alfa Romeo CEO Jean-Philippe Imparato. — PA Media

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